Due to a flight cancellation from Luton Airport last night, several players have been unable to make it to Latvia for the Kaspersky Riga Masters which started today.
We subsequently made every effort to establish which players intended to withdraw from the event and we have now been able to contact all of them. Today’s match schedule (click here) has now been updated, and where players have withdrawn, their opponent receives a bye.
Given the number of players affected and the short notice, it would have been impossible to reschedule all of the relevant matches today. Added to that, it wasn’t until the tournament was well underway that we were able to contact all of the affected players to confirm that they intended to withdraw. It’s an unfortunate situation but beyond our control.
We realise this is a disappointment to the fans but we hope they will still enjoy what will be a fantastic event in Riga.